Remembering Lee Kuan Yew

PM Lee declares 7-day period of national mourning to mark Mr Lee Kuan Yew's death

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a seven-day period of national mourning for Singapore's founding father and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday morning aged 91.

The Prime Minister will also be addressing the nation in a live broadcast at 8am on Monday.

As a mark of respect, the state flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-mast for the mourning period, which starts on Monday, March 23, and ends on Sunday, March 29.

A private family wake will be held on Monday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 24, at Sri Temasek.

Mr Lee's body will lie in state at Parliament House from Wednesday, March 25, to Saturday, March 28, for the public to pay their last respects. They can do so from 10 am to 8 pm daily during that time.

A state funeral service for Mr Lee will be held at 2pm on Sunday, March 29, at the National University of Singapore's University Cultural Centre.

The service will be attended by the late Mr Lee's family, friends and staff, President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, and Mr Lee's fellow founding members of the ruling People's Action Party.

Senior civil servants, grassroots leaders and Singaporeans from all walks of life will also be attending the service, which will be followed by a private cremation at Mandai Crematorium.

Condolence books and cards will be available in front of the Istana main gate from Monday to Sunday, for those who wish to pen their tributes to the late Mr Lee. Condolence books will also be opened at all overseas missions for overseas Singaporeans and friends.

The public can express their condolences and share their memories of the late Mr Lee at the official website: People can also call the 24-hour hotline on 6336-1166 with queries, or visit for more details.


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